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Prosecutors in Rittenhouse trial rest their case, but face questions about strategy

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Legal experts say the jury's verdict could come down to how well the prosecution made its central argument that Rittenhouse was the aggressor and not just acting in self-defense, as he claims.

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A study links facing discrimination at a young age with future mental health issues

Monday, November 08, 2021

And the risks may be cumulative. UCLA researchers found that those who faced more incidents of discrimination had an even higher risk of future health problems.

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NFL denies telling Aaron Rodgers vaccinated people couldn't get or spread COVID-19

Monday, November 08, 2021

The Green Bay Packers quarterback is not vaccinated, but previously said he was "immunized." An NFL spokesman said no doctor for the league ever communicated with Rodgers about the vaccine.

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A girl was rescued by police after she used a distress signal popularized on TikTok

Sunday, November 07, 2021

A campaign called the "Signal for Help" spread across social media in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for domestic abuse victims to seek help using a nonverbal cue.

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Kenya's Albert Korir and Peres Jepchirchir have won the New York City Marathon

Sunday, November 07, 2021

The iconic 26.2-mile trek through all five of the city's boroughs returned in person on Sunday after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

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How the jury in the Ahmaud Arbery case ended up nearly all white — and why it matters

Friday, November 05, 2021

Eleven jurors in the case are white, and one is Black. While the judge acknowledged "intentional discrimination in the panel," he said he was unable to reinstate any jurors who had been dismissed.

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The NRA is being sued for allegedly breaking campaign finance law to back Republicans

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The lawsuit from the gun-control nonprofit Giffords claims the NRA used shell companies to funnel millions "in unlawful, excessive, and unreported in-kind campaign contributions" to GOP candidates.

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Zillow will stop buying and renovating homes and cut 25% of its workforce

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The company disclosed Tuesday that it lost about $304 million in the third quarter after purchasing homes at higher prices than it now expects to sell them at.

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In elections across the country, candidates of color made history Tuesday night

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

In Boston, New York, Pittsburgh and Dearborn, Mich., a majority of voters embraced minority candidates. Here's a rundown of some of the most high-profile wins.

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Someone desecrated a Torah at a George Washington University fraternity

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

It's unclear who caused damage to Tau Kappa Epsilon's house, reportedly pouring detergent on the sacred Jewish text. Washington, D.C., police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

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NASA is looking for a framework to better help you understand its deep space finds

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

A scientific discovery about extraterrestrial life can provide new insight, but it can be misunderstood or exaggerated into something else when it reaches the public. NASA is hoping to change that.

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Shanghai Disneyland is shut down, and 30,000 people are tested, after one COVID case

Monday, November 01, 2021

On Sunday, people weren't allowed to leave the park due to contact tracing after a woman tested positive for COVID-19 after her visit. It's the latest in China's strict measures to fight the disease.

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'Vax cards,' 'vax sites,' 'fully vaxxed': 'Vax' is Oxford's 2021 word of the year

Monday, November 01, 2021

If last year was marked by the emergence of COVID-19 on a global scale, this one has been all about the new solution to end the pandemic: the vaccines.

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The FDA is probing whether the Moderna vaccine can cause a rare side effect in teens

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Moderna says the FDA is looking into reports of a rare side effect — myocarditis, or the inflammation of the heart muscle — in those who've gotten the shot.

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The video game platform Roblox says it's back online after outage

Sunday, October 31, 2021

The California company said it was back online on Sunday evening after a multiday outage.

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Ado Campeol, the man known as the 'father of tiramisu,' has died

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Although his restaurant has been credited as the birthplace of the popular Italian dessert, it was actually Campeol's wife and one of Le Beccherie's chefs that apparently invented it.

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The U.S. issues the first passport with a nonbinary gender 'X' option

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

After a lawsuit, the Biden administration promised this year that it would make the documents more inclusive for people who identify as nonbinary, intersex or gender-nonconforming.

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Josh Cavallo becomes one of the few professional men's footballers to come out as gay

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Adelaide United midfielder announced that he was gay in a video posted to the team's Twitter account Tuesday.

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1 in 4 American Jews say they experienced antisemitism in the last year

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A new report from American Jewish Committee also found that, out of fear of antisemitism, 39% of American Jews changed their behavior, such as by not wearing items that would identify them as Jewish.

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New York and New Jersey declare emergencies as heavy rain soaks the region

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The National Weather Service predicts as much as 6 inches of rain, with flash flooding possible in urban settings just weeks after Hurricane Ida pummeled the area.

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